Kentucky: Urge Legislators to Vote for Shelter Animals
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Kentucky: Urge Legislators to Vote for Shelter Animals

    1. Martin Matheny
    2. Petition by

      Martin Matheny

      Athens, GA

The Kentucky House of Representatives is considering HB 277, a bill which would greatly strengthen the powers of the state's Animal Control Advisory Board, giving them the ability to inspect local shelters, set new standards for shelter animal care, and establish a plan to increase adoptions and reduce euthanasia. The bill will also change the agency's name from the Animal Control Advisory Board to the Animal Care Advisory Board, an important semantic difference which reflects the role of companion animals in our lives.

Without HB 277 in place, animal protection groups like the Animal Legal Defense Fund will be forced to continue to sue individual counties when local shelters aren't up to par. By giving the Advisory Board real power, the lives of thousands of shelter animals can be improved.

But the clock is ticking, and if the House doesn't vote on HB 277 by March 22, the bill will die. Urge Kentucky legislators to bring HB 277 up for a vote and to pass it.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Kentucky Animal Care Reform: More Than Just a Name

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      The Animal Legal Defense Fund is pushing Kentucky legislators to approve some much-needed animal care reform before the March 22 deadline for new legislation to be voted on.
      State Representatives Ron Crimm, Tom Riner, and Joni Jenkins introduced HB...


    Reasons for signing

    • SJ Champ LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      The people want it that puppy and kitten breeding mills be SHUT DOWN and the animals in shelters be homed instead of the atrocious act of producing excess continues !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • georgia lawrence DRIPPING SPRS, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      Austin Texas has become a Nokill city. It took efforts of many city officials, rescue groups, and volunteers. I am sure you havce pets and the best pets come from shelters. They are go grateful and make the best pets ever.

    • Kate Kenner JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please vote for the animals.l everyone wins. People get great friends and the animals get homes. Less euthanasia and everyone is happy.

      • over 3 years ago

      My black lab X came from a Kentucky shelter - she was physically in poor health, dirty, thin and sick. I believe that a state should back every effort to see that animals placed in shelters get the resources needed for adequate care. I believe that it promotes a healthy, positive environment for the individuals working within these establishments and therefore they can further provide much needed pet education within the community, thus helping citizens develop a deeper sense of ownership towards the pet population as a whole.

    • L M PINE, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Please pass this bill. Thank you.


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